The requirements of the FLSA’s motor carrier exemption have been historically difficult to apply. This is particularly true after the 2005 enactment of SAFETEA-LU, a federal transportation bill that unintentionally modified the definition of a qualifying motor carrier, and the subsequent passage of the 2008 Technical Corrections Act, an amendment to SAFETEA-LU clarifying the latter’s impact on the motor carrier exemption. But some issues are relatively clear. In Fox v. Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transp. of Ny, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45675 (E.D.N.Y. Mar. 30, 2012), the key issue was whether the plaintiff, a full-time chauffeur who drove eight-plus passenger SUVs and vans, was “a worker whose duties directly affected the safety of operation of commercial vehicles used in interstate transportation,” a requirement for the exemption. The Court had little difficulty finding that he satisfied this requirement, as a driver directly affects the safe operation of vehicles on the road.  While it has been well settled that “drivers” fall within the exemption, employers must ensure that all other requirements needed to establish the applicability of the exemption are met, navigating the maze of statutory amendments made to the motor carrier exemption since 2005.